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Songs The Best Halloween Songs  

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List Rules Songs that are traditionally played around Halloween that feature Halloween characters or spooky accompaniment

Best Halloween songs, as voted on by people like you. This list contains some of the best Halloween party music songs - both modern and classic. While Halloween theme music can be found on compilation albums (I've included a few), some of the best Halloween tunes are one-off singles. From "Monster Mash" to the "Time Warp," check out this list for some great Halloween songs. Be sure to vote for your favorites and if you don't see your fave on the list, add it!

Halloween is a great time to crank up the music and have a spooky good time. Whether you're getting ready to go trick-or-treating, carving Halloween pumpkins or prepping for an epic Halloween party, the right music can certainly provide a creepy, fun ambiance for everyone. Some of the music on this list is well-suited for kids and adults, while some might be a bit over-the-top for youngsters. (Halloween songs for adults can be graphic.) I've also added true classics from my own childhood, including Walt Disney's Chilling Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House album (a staple at any Halloween gathering). 

What are the best Halloween songs? Take a look at this best Halloween music compilation and vote on your favorite scary songs. 

For more Halloween tips, tricks and fun, check out these Ranker lists of the best Halloween party games, celebrity Halloween costume ideas and Halloween recipes!
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Michael Jackson

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392 82
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Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt Kickers

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313 78
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Ghostbusters

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179 58
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WillGrant added Screamin' Jay Hawkins

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178 71
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203 93
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This is Halloween Marilyn Manson

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190 88
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Halloween

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194 92
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Werewolves of London Warren Zevon

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216 111
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack (Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell)

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163 82
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162 84
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141 76
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115 63
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MichaelBartholomew added Alice Cooper

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101 65
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Dragula

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102 69
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smellsrank added Witchy Woman

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98 67
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datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Napoleon XIV

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80 52
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kingbee63 added Black Sabbath

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96 67
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tony81168 added Mike Oldfield - Doesn't this tune send chills down your spine, because of use in the Exorcist

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90 64
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Living Dead Girl

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76 51
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datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Psycho Killer The Talking Heads

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95 69
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People Are Strange Stina Nordenstam

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86 62
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Season of the Witch Donovan

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89 68
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Oingo Boingo

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82 62
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Love Potion # 9 / Stay Awhile

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87 67
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House of the Rising Sun

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52 33
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RonKinch added Johann Sebastian Bach

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80 64
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DennisNJ added Lost Dogs - Wolfman Jack   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgJcwF2PX_0

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Frankenstein Edgar Winter

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70 59
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I'm Your Boogieman White Zombie

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59 53
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Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House Walt Disney Records

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20 11
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Huemeister added Bad Moon Rising

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34 27
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RonKinch added Pet Cemetary

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24 17
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Kassie Lanzarotta added Halloween Dream Syndicate

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33 28
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Esavi added Ozzy Osbourne

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57 58
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Runnin' With the Devil Van Halen

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63 67
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Nightmare on My Street DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

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kingbee63 added (Everyday Is) Halloween Ministry

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56 65
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Bela Lugosi's Dead

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datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Spellbound Siouxsie and the Banshees

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46 56
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A Nightmare On My Street - DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince

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48 60
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Kidnap The Sandy Claws Korn

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20 25
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kingbee63 added Witchcraft Frank Sinatra

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The Number of the Beast Iron Maiden

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20 26
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RonKinch added The Wizard Black Sabbath

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Halloween - The Misfits

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RobLein added Devil Woman Cliff Richards

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BrishenV added I Was a Teenage Werewolf The Remus Lupins

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29 41
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mwahahahaha added Camille Saint-Saƫns

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Guest_01b849b5-bfc1-4e65-9c07-48a5f1bb53c1 added Clap for the Wolfman

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Guest_16e4db77-dc54-417d-bb3e-78f1fb257df5 added Peek A Boo The Cadillacs